Una terrible noticia. No soy gran fan de Warrant pero Lane tenía mucho talento y morir con sólo 47 años.....en fin, una desgracia. Por cierto, que jovenes se hicieron grandes todas las estrellas hard rockeros de los '80, al final muchos lo están pagando caro, juguetes rotos o personas olvidadas pero ese es otro tema.
Esta es la nota que ha dejado Donnie Vie en su facebook recordando a Jani Lane:
The first time I met the guy we were drunks arguing about "I Saw Red" and a few other things I wont get into in a club in NY. The next time I saw him was right after talking a bunch of shit about him in an interview,(I showed him,huh?)
Anyways I found myself hiding from the band after landing on tour with Warrant, Quiet Riot and Poison,in fear of taking some pretty hefty scowls,name calling etc... Well the rest of the band did just that,but right before the first show Jani snuck on my bus and asked if i had any booze I could share with him.I immediately apologized for the comments and he said "Dont fuckin worry about it.Its all cool". Then we had a couple shots together, and he went on and sang hit song after hit song to full house all singing along to every word.I gained a lot of respect for him and his band and learned to appreciate not only what he had accomplished but all the other bands out there in the same boat. Through the tour and later years he turned me on to some of his other solo,not so commercial songs,(very much more similar to what I do) and taught me a few things about the difference between writing what you really love and writing for the masses,which is what makes you money.He hated "cherry pie". he was embarassed when he sang it, but to this day it always appears in some movie or new commercial, wracking up another million in his bank account. Needless to say,Im just not into writing that kind of stuff.Especially after all this time being the broke guy that has to love his own records. Ill probably stay broke and doing what I do (in fact I have just finished a great new record about to be released next month)But I am a fan of Jani Lane and his music.I feel like shit hearing the news about him. Im sad Ill never get to hang with him again, but mostly sad for his family and all the die hards that went through so much with him, loving him and hoping this wouldnt happen.He was the same age as me,and habbits not to unsimilar.Damn bro,what was that bad about all that money and fame? Anyways,,,,Im so sorry..